Curriculum on the Edge of Survival: How Schools Fail to Prepare Students for Membership in a Democracy

Curriculum on the Edge of Survival: How Schools Fail to Prepare Students for Membership in a Democracy

by Daniel Heller
     
 

Daniel A. Heller contends that public education is in a downward spiral because we have failed to notice the erosion of the basic curricular dimensions that support the preparation of students as active participants in our ever-changing world. While many books explain procedural knowledge such as how to differentiate instruction, how to create standards-based… See more details below

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Daniel A. Heller contends that public education is in a downward spiral because we have failed to notice the erosion of the basic curricular dimensions that support the preparation of students as active participants in our ever-changing world. While many books explain procedural knowledge such as how to differentiate instruction, how to create standards-based curriculum, or how to write a constructivist lesson-Curriculum on the Edge of Survival discusses the "what" and "why" rather than the "how." What is the purpose of schools in a free, democratic society, and why is the answer to that question crucial in deciding the most fundamental questions about curriculum?

About the Author:
Daniel A. Heller is the curriculum coordinator for the Windham Southwest Supervisory Union and principal of the Halifax Elementary (K-8) School in Vermont

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578866526
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
11/05/2007
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
Curriculum at the Level of Survival     1
Kindness     17
Thinking     33
Problem Solving     47
Communication     63
Words into Actions     79
Conclusion     95
Appendix     109
References     123
About the Author     129

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